Trump comments on Muslims ‘wrong’: British government

donald trumpThe British government condemned comments by US presidential hopeful Donald Trump as “wrong” on Tuesday, after the Republican frontrunner said Muslims should be barred from entering the United States.

British Prime Minister David Cameron “completely disagrees” with the remarks, which are “divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong”, a spokeswoman for the Conservative leader said.

Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the US on Monday, in the wake of a mass shooting in California by a Muslim couple believed to have been radicalised.

The statement, the latest in a series of increasingly virulent remarks by Trump in recent weeks, was quickly attacked by presidential rivals and was described as “totally contrary” to US values by the White House.

Despite broad public outrage at many of his remarks, billionaire real estate mogul is leading in polls of likely Republican voters and is the clear frontrunner for the conservative party’s nomination as presidential candidate for the 2016 US election.

In a speech on Monday, Trump read part of his statement aloud and said the ban on Muslims entering the US should remain “until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on”.

His campaign did not clarify whether the proposed ban would be imposed on both tourists and immigrants, or whether it would affect American Muslims based abroad.

  • Damilola

    Trump is just a Billionaire joker, not really intending to reach the white House, but to wreck the GOP and give “almost free air for his Lord- the Clintons” . Otherwise how do one explain his policies, that brutally attack his intending Voters. Attacked Mexican, Blacks, Muslims, women… then who is remaining to vote the GOP if he eventually lords the slot? If he carries the slot, GOP has lost, if he goes as an independent candidate, the little vote for the Republicans will be splitted, leading to their eventual loss still.

    • amador kester

      americans are in a better position to comment on their politics, so i think. And I personally will find my commenting on american politics as naive as analyzing like a spectator , the senatorial transactions of ancient rome or their senatorial proceedings reports by the handwritten newspaper acta diurna ( daily journal) , the first newspaper ever,or the idiosyncracies of the ancient crass roman bllionaire called crassus etc. And in a way, i think america is modern day rome

      • Damilola

        What are saying precisely??? That you have to be an American to understand and comment on their politics or what?